Since the release of his Debut album 7Year Itch in 2011, Protoje has been engaging in activities to enhance his career and spread his music around the world.
To this end he travelled to the prestigious Media Conference, South by South Western (SXSW) in Austin, Texas in the USA on the invitation of Matt Sonzala, Music Fest Coordinator, to learn more about the business of music and to headline Reggae night at the Flamingo Cantina where Uprising Band also performed showcasing their excellence as musicians.
Fresh off that exciting performance with his band INDIGGNATION, the journey having been made possible by sponsorship from Digicel, Red Stripe and personal contributions from some past Steths athletes and family members and friends, PROTOJE is all set to commence the first leg of a planned promotional RASTA LOVE tour in the USA starting with the West coast between the 17 th and 27th of May, with 10 shows in 11 days in California and Washington.
However, Protoje was super pleased with having gotten the opportunity ahead of his USA TREK to perform in Dubai, UAE on the 20th of April at Club Trilogy along with Zjliquid.
So where next does the journey take Protoje? As Protoje tweeted recently
"Finally Africa." Protoje and his InDiggNation Band will be performing in South Africa alongside Ne-Yo, Shaggy, Ludacris and South African artistes on the 2nd of June, 2012 at the MBay Megafest at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
After returning from South Africa Protoje will then move on to Europe, where he toured twice in 2011. He has already been confirmed on several shows including two of the most successful Festivals, Summerjam in Germany and Rottotom in Spain. A Japanese tour is also expected in the first two weeks in September.
Protoje has not been shirking his recording career in all this though, having been working assiduously on his second album with chart topping producer and cousin, Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett to be titled "8 Year Affair". He has released 2 singles in recent times, the hard hitting "Who Dem a Program" and a smooth rendition ft. Chris Watts titled "Around the World," both singles being produced by Don Corleon.
Protoje was recently chosen by the German reggae Riddim Magazine As Songwriter of 2011 and it's readers voted him as International Newcomer of 2011.
The journey continues.